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MKS from a few years ago

Past few years definitely have been without those triggering cold fronts.  My breadfruit and Jaks are happy.  Mango's and lychee, well ...

Opened it up.  Video link below showing how I usually prepare a fresh, firm fleshed jackfruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit won't set fruit
« on: September 22, 2019, 06:26:09 AM »
Can you post a pic ?  Might still be size/maturity related.  I also have a Kari, I donít recall at what age it started fruiting, I would guess about 3 years old.  It took a bit of foliage sprays, etc to get it weíll established.  Now it requires little care, and it is a star fruit machine. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Humberto
« on: September 22, 2019, 06:20:55 AM »
Glad to hear your trees should recover.   As long as they are not uprooted, they should make it.

Bagging is an interesting idea.  I definitely see how it can save the leaves, but it does seem that the bag would act as a ďsailĒ of sorts and increase the chance of uprooting.  Iím curious to hear how that works going forward. 

Hoping Jerry misses

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit- Bangkok Lemon Seedling
« on: September 22, 2019, 06:14:30 AM »
Thanks.  This time of year everything is growing well, putting on some size. 

Great work growing in Ohio btw, really amazing !

I added a couple of quick video descriptions of the Bangkok Lemon Seedling Jackfruit tree I am growing in my yard.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Humberto
« on: September 20, 2019, 08:40:06 PM »
How did your trees do ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Humberto
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:50:21 PM »
Woah - that definitely looks like you are about to get hit by the eye wall.  Please be safe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Humberto
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:34:54 PM »
I truly hope you donít take a direct hit.  Keep us informed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Florida Lucís- Fruit tasted video links
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:17:22 PM »
The seed was received from Luc in April of 2013.  It started off slow but picked up quite a bit after 3 or 4 years.

I have an aichacharu tree that is bigger, but about the same age.  It held 1 fruit to maturity this year.  It was about the same size as my Lucís, and smaller than the few aichacharu Fruit I have had in the past.  Maybe the small fruit size is due to tree immaturity.  Not sure.  Weíll see what happens in the years to come . 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Florida Lucís- Fruit tasted video links
« on: September 07, 2019, 08:55:08 PM »
Thanks posting this video, hope more people jump on this as for the super rare fruits like Lucís garÁons it is very helpful.


No problem.  I figured folks around here would like to actually see whatís going on with my Lucís.  Not much footage available of fruiting trees in the U.S.

Good deal. YouTube stars are born!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mallika Mango taste!!
« on: September 07, 2019, 05:48:14 PM »
Great job !

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My Florida Lucís- Fruit tasted video links
« on: September 07, 2019, 03:48:55 PM »
Hereís a video of us trying out the Mexican Garcinia I have growing in my yard from seed.

This fruit made it to at least semi maturity.  Taste was very good to excellent.  Size was smaller than I thought they would be, but hopefully as the tree matures they will get bigger.

I ate it at the only partial yellow stage because it had some give.  The fruit Brandon and I ate last year was fully yellow, but over ripe.  This particular fruit I would day was perfect ripeness.  Weíll balanced, great taste.  Maybe 70% sweet, 30% tart. 

In the future Iíll post more pics or possibly a video

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sierra Leone Mango Project On YouTube
« on: July 07, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »
Wow !   So glad you posted.  Please keep us updated as time goes on.

Yes.  I grafted Lemon Zest on Kuini.

Going to be interesting!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone Growing Breadfruit ?
« on: June 29, 2019, 08:24:15 AM »
I fruited mine a few years it a row.  I was really nice and full, well over 20í  tall.  Then Irma came and down she went.  I chopped it chest height and pushed it back to standing, half of the root system pulled and exposed.  That was 2 seasons ago, and now it is just beginning to recover.  Hopefully it will return to fruiting next summer.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana Wars
« on: June 28, 2019, 09:47:56 PM »
That looks like a really nice air rifle.  Will definitely take out iguana. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana Wars
« on: June 27, 2019, 02:46:17 PM »
 .25 caliber  air rifle at 800 FPS will definitely take down iguana.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:32:08 AM »
Angie does well in my yard.  Taste can be excellent.  Texture is excellent.  Appearance is quite good, disease resistance is quite good.

IMO, FWIW, in my yard at least, after years of experience with the fruit and tree, I would place it overall just under top tier. 

That being said, I have had some Angieís from other locations that are terrible.  One experience that comes to mind is a tasting at Harryís a few years ago.  I actually had to spit out the Angieís because they were so nasty.

 Not Julie, not Carrie.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf mangoes for growing in pots
« on: June 25, 2019, 09:30:17 AM »
Pickering.  It is the only tree I am growing that has stayed small - itís in ground about 9 years and about 10 feet tall.  Amazing tree.

I have a Malika that started in a pot - broke out, now it is definitely not a small or dwarf tree.

Ice Cream - smaller than Malika but same story, now itís almost 20ft tall (10 years old).

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